The Life is Beautiful Festival ended its inaugural weekend on Sunday with an action-packed day featuring top musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. The festival culminated with a highly anticipated performance by Las Vegas natives The Killers.
Life is Beautiful Festival made history with its unprecedented 15-bock footprint and curated lineup of talented music, food, art and learning.
Haim packed the Huntridge Stage at the band’s first Las Vegas show. Jurassic 5 arrived in a motorcycle-drawn carriage. Janelle Monáe covered The Jackson 5’s “I Want you Back.” Vampire Weekend made a stop at Atomic Liquors, the oldest bar in Las Vegas, before their set, which began with “Sunday Morning,” as a tribute to rock legend Lou Reed. Empire of the Sun was seen smashing a guitar on stage, also in homage of Lou Reed. Festival attendees lined up to hear an inspirational speech by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. Chefs on Stage demonstrations featured chef/ musician collaborations, such as chef Bruce Bromberg with Vernon Reid of Living Colour and chef Scott Conant with singer ZZ Ward.
Celebrity sightings included Pasquale Rotella and Holly Madison, Pauly Shore and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Headliner and hometown sensations The Killers performed their new single “Shot At The Night” for the first time live.
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